Eighty percent of the typical school district’s operating budget is devoted to employee compensation. Thus, your collective bargaining agreements can profoundly affect your district’s ability to provide a sound education program. Simply put, labor relations can be a very daunting task, especially in the highly charged and financially restrictive environment under which boards of education are currently operating.
To assist your district meet the challenges brought about by labor negotiations and labor relations in general, NJSBA’s Labor Relations staff offers a variety of essential services. Ranging from data requests to at the table salary guide negotiations, this committed team of professionals provides board members, administrators and attorneys with the resources, training, publications, and advice necessary to develop a sound negotiations strategy, and respond to union activities (including grievances, unfair labor practice charges, and illegal strikes).